Greg Bush is currently professor of music at Vancouver Island University where in addition to conducting the VIU Wind Ensemble he heads the trumpet studio, teaches Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Composition, Instrumental Conducting and Pedagogy. Originally from Montreal Greg holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University and a Master of Music in Jazz Performance from McGill University. Greg is the former Director of Jazz Studies at Abilene University in Texas and has been on faculty at McMaster University, Mohawk College (Hamilton, Ontario) and Red Deer College (Red Deer, Alberta).
In addition to his broad teaching experience Greg has enjoyed a career as a busy freelance jazz trumpet player, arranger and composer. As sideman he's shared the stage with such luminaries as Big Miller, Paul Horn, Bobby Shew, Lee Konitz, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bob Brookmeyer among others. Leading his own big band and quintet, Greg has performed in jazz clubs, concert halls and jazz festivals across Canada, Australia, Fiji, Germany and in Switzerland at the famous Montreux Jazz Festival. Greg's solo CD release is entitled "Cause and Effect" and features his original compositions.
Greg is a Yamaha Artist / Educator. He performs on the YTR8345S Xeno Trumpet.